Hey guys! It’s been a few weeks since I have shared any blog posts. I guess you could say, I’m pretty far behind. Therefore, today I’m gonna try my best and catch up on some. My first one to share is an appetizer that I love to make for the family. Spinach Artichoke Dip has been an all time favorite around the house for game days or even just relaxing and watching television.
When I make the dip I always make it in the crock pot, just so it will stay warm for us to eat on all day or evening. Who wants cold Spinach Artichoke dip? Yuck! As long as you spray the sides of the crock pot with Pam, it won’t stick and you’ll be able to keep it warm for a good while. There has been a time or two that I get in a hurry and forget to spray the pot. Make sure to keep the dip on warm so it doesn’t stick to the sides. That is something I hate to clean, sticky stuck on foods.
There’s really not much to this recipe and it doesn’t take long at all to fix either. It may be a lot faster cooking on the stove or oven but this way has always been the simplest for me. Throw the ingredients in the crock pot and step away.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
I start out with spraying the crock pot with Pam, you don’t want it to stick to the sides. Add 2 thawed out packages of spinach, 1 can of Artichoke hearts, 8oz cream cheese (cubed), 1 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese, 2/3 cup milk, 2 tsps salt, 2 tsps pepper, 1 tsp cayenne (more if you like it hot), 2 tsps garlic powder, 2 tsps paprika. After it cooks for awhile and you start stirring it all together, you may find out that it needs a little more salt, pepper, garlic, etc. I’m always having to add more spices to it after it starts to cook down. However, I don’t make mine too hot, but I do like it salty and garlicky.
Around the 1 hour mark, I stir everything together, this gives the cream cheese time to melt down. Let it cook for another hour on low, stirring occasionally. After you think its good and hot for you, serve it up with some yummy dipping chips.
While I like to top it off with a couple sprinkles of paprika, this picture shows none. Probably because my son couldn’t wait any longer to grab himself a bowl. 🙂
Til next time,